This book presents in detail the procedures and mechanisms for the drafting, adoption, application, interpretation, follow-up and monitoring of the treaties. Based on the practice of the forty-one member states, legal problems relating to treaty law, reservations and declarations and state succession are examined. Special attention is given to the participation of the European Community and the growing interrelation between the conventional acquis of the Council of Europe and Community law.
Legal practitioners, academics and diplomats will find an up-to-date source of information on the international treaties emanating from fifty years of intergovernmental co-operation within a growing organisation. Its systematic approach also makes it a valuable tool for teaching students of European and international law.